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Kristine Kathryn Rusch

USA flag (1960 - )

aka Kristine Grayson, Kris Nelscott, Sandy Schofield

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is an award-winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy writer. She has written many novels under various names, including Kristine Grayson for romance, and Kris Nelscott for mystery. Her novels have made the bestseller lists worldwide and have been published in 14 countries and 13 different languages.





Winston & Ruby Story
1. Familiar Territory (2010)
2. Saving Face (2010)
10. Un-Familiar (2016)
Retrieval Artist Universe : Anniversary Day Saga
1. Anniversary Day (2011)
2. Blowback (2012)
3. A Murder of Clones (2015)
4. Search & Recovery (2015)
5. The Peyti Crisis (2015)
6. Vigilantes (2015)
7. Starbase Human (2015)
8. Masterminds (2015)



Stained Black (1992)
Millennium Babies (2001)
Stories for an Enchanted Afternoon (2001)
Little Miracles (2001)
Recovering Apollo 8 (2010)
G-Men (2010)
Five Fantastic Tales (2010)
Five Feline Fancies (2010)
Five Oregon Stories (2010)
Enter A Future (2010) (with Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Allen Steele and Connie Willis)
Five for the Winter Holidays (2010)
Santa and Other Christmas Criminals (2010)
Silent Night (2010)
Five Female Sleuths (2011)
Five Mystery Stories (2011)
Five Diverse Detectives (2011)
Five Goofy Science Fiction Stories (2011)
Secrets & Lies (2011)
The War and After (2011)
Infinities (2011) (with Eric Brown, Garry Kilworth, Scott Nicholson, Steven Savile and Anna Tambour)
Reflections on Life and Death (2011)
Five California Tales (2013)
The Lady Sleuths (2014) (with Grant Allen, L Frank Baum, Anna Katharine Green, E T A Hoffmann, Rebecca K. Jones, Janice Law, C. Ellett Logan, Kris Nelscott, Josh Pachter and Catherine Louisa Pirkis)
The Not Only Humans Bundle (2016) (with Kim Antieau, Leah R Cutter, Eric Kent Edstrom, Mindy Klasky, Carl S Plumer, J Daniel Sawyer, Anthea Sharp, Dean Wesley Smith, Douglas Smith and Blaze Ward)
Fantasy in the City (2016) (with Valerie Brook, Brigid Collins, Ron Collins, Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Dayle A. Dermatis, Eric Kent Edstrom, Bonnie Elizabeth, Dale Hartley Emery, Jamie Ferguson, Chuck Heintzelman, DeAnna Knippling, Liz Pierce, Annie Reed, Rebecca M. Senese, Anthea Sharp, Lisa Silverthorne, Louisa Swann and Leslie Claire Walker)
Very Merry Christmas Bundle (2016) (with Ron Collins, Dayle A Dermatis, Diana Deverell, Robert T Jeschonek, Mindy Klasky, Anthea Lawson, Mark Leslie, Rebecca M Senese and Dean Wesley Smith)
WMG Starter Bundle Science Fiction (2017) (with Dean Wesley Smith)
The Science Fiction Crime Megapack : 26 Criminally Futuristic Stories! (2017) (with John Gregory Betancourt, Nelson S Bond, Lin Carter, David H Keller, Frank Belknap Long, Louis Newman, James Norman, Mack Reynolds, Ron Reynolds, Charles V. De Vet, Edward Wellen, Robert Moore Williams, Richard Wilson, Robert Zacks and Arthur Leo Zagat)
The Faerie Summer Bundle (2017) (with Karen L Abrahamson, Alexandra Brandt, Brenda Carre, Brigid Collins, T Thorn Coyle, Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Dayle A. Dermatis, Marcelle Dube, Jamie Ferguson, Linda Jordan, DeAnna Knippling, Deb Logan, Roz Marshall, Annie Reed, Rebecca M Senese, Anthea Sharp, Louisa Swann, Steve Vernon and Leslie Claire Walker)
Beneath the Waves (2017) (with Karen L Abrahamson, Alexandra Brandt, P D Cacek, Ron Collins, Marcelle Dube, Eric Kent Edstrom, Bonnie Elizabeth, Jamie Ferguson, Travis Heermann, Chuck Heintzelman, Robert T Jeschonek, DeAnna Knippling, Deb Logan, Stefon Mears, Leigh Saunders, Rebecca M. Senese, Lisa Silverthorne, Louisa Swann and Steve Vernon)
Crimes, Capers, & Rule-Breakers (2017) (with Karen L Abrahamson, J. D. Brink, Lauryn Christopher, Ron Collins, David DeLee, Diana Deverell, Bonnie Elizabeth, Jamie Ferguson, David H Hendrickson, Robert T Jeschonek, DeAnna Knippling, Michele Lang, Mark Leslie, Michael Warren Lucas, Debbie Mumford, Annie Reed, Rebecca M Senese, Dean Wesley Smith and Leslie Claire Walker)
Sunset With Her (2017) (with T Thorn Coyle, Leah R Cutter, Andrea Dale, Dayle Dermatis, Anne Hagan, Robert T Jeschonek, Rei Rosenquist, S R Silcox and Dean Wesley Smith)

Fast Cars (1989)
Phantom (1989)
Harvest (1990)
Precious Moments (1991)
The Arrival of Truth (1993)
Sinner-Saints (1993)
The Boy Who Needed Heroes (1995)
Controlling the Sword (1995)
Second Fiddle (1995)
Folk Lure (2001)
The Poop Thief (2010)
The Secret Lives of Cats (2010)
Broken Windchimes (2010)
Cowboy Grace (2010)
Discovery (2010)
Domestic Magic (2010)
The Moorhead House (2010)
Paparazzi of Dreams (2010)
Say Hello to My Little Friend (2010)
Victims (2010)
What Fluffy Knew (2010)
What the Monster Saw (2010)
The One That Got Away (2010)
The Amazing Quizmo (2010)
Details (2010)
Dragon's Tooth (2010)
Flower Fairies (2010)
Going Native (2010)
Patriotic Gestures (2010)
Pudgygate (2010)
Stomping Mad (2010)
The Assassin's Dagger (2010)
Except The Music (2010)
Jury Duty (2010)
Spinning (2010)
Elites (2010)
Her Mother's Secrets (2010)
Loop (2010)
Nutball Season (2010)
The Perfect Man (2010)
Rehabilitation (2010)
Stille Nacht (2010)
The Women of Whale Rock (2010)
Advisors at Naptime (2010)
Boz (2010)
Disaster Relief (2010)
Doubting Thomas (2010)
Ghosts (2010)
Hero Dust (2010)
Searching for the Familiar (2010)
Snow Angels (2010)
Strange Creatures (2010)
The Strangeness of the Day (2010)
Substitutions (2010)
Blind (2011)
Corpse Vision (2011)
Dark Corners (2011)
Dragon Slayer (2011)
Judgment (2011)
The Light in Whale Cove (2011)
Subtle Interpretations (2011)
Thrill of the Hunt (2011)
Flowers and the Last Hurrah (2011)
The Questing Mind (2011)
Without End (2011)
June Sixteenth at Anna's (2011)
Fifteen Minutes at Mercy General (2011)
Jackie-O (2011)
Kindred Souls (2011)
Kuchen (2011)
Models (2011)
Monuments to the Dead (2011)
Scars (2011)
Strays (2011)
Christopher's Crummy Christmas (2011)
The Last Christmas Letter (2011)
Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn (2012)
E-Male (2012)
Red Letter Day (2012)
Spirit Guides (2012)
Cat Nap (2012)
The Observer (2012)
Songbirds (2012)
Death on D Street (2012)
Elegy for Piano and Three Voices (2012)
Good Genes (2012)
Results (2012)
Star (2012)
Burial Detail (2012)
Forest for the Trees (2012)
The Japanese Sword (2012)
Physical Therapy (2012)
Present (2012)
Turbulence (2012)
Valuables (2012)
Remodeling (2012)
Thorns (2012)
Watching the Music Dance (2012)
Worlds Enough...And Time (2012)
The Beautiful, The Damned (2012)
Canopy (2012)
Dispatches from the Front: Number Sixty-One (2012)
Fit to Print (2012)
Love and Justice (2012)
Something Blue (2012)
Clay Feet (2012)
Crunchers, Inc. (2012)
Elvis at the White House (2012)
Homecoming (2012)
Killer Advice (2012) (with Kris DeLake)
Parking Space Vigilantes (2012)
Still Life, With Cats (2012)
Chameleon (2012)
The Disappearance of Wicked (2012)
Dunyon (2012)
Dread Unlocks (2012)
The Hook (2012)
The Taste of Miracles (2012)
Fate (2012)
Incident at Lonely Rocks (2012)
Updates (2012)
Well-Chosen Words (2012)
Ghosts of Christmas Present (2012)
Mr. Alibi (2012)
The End of The World (2013)
The Front Porch (2013)
Improvements (2013)
Renn and the Little Men (2013)
The Tower (2013)
Unnatural Disaster (2013)
Craters (2013)
The Flower Man (2013)
A Helping Hand (2013)
Hitchhiking Across an Ancient Sea (2013)
The Life and Deaths of Rachel Long (2013)
Murder, She Workshopped (2013)
Sing (2013)
Death and Taxes (2013)
The Destruction of a Goddess (2013)
Moments (2013)
Spree (2013)
Story Child (2013)
After the Fall (2013)
Flitting Away (2013)
Heroics (2013)
Shadows on the Moon (2013)
Show Trial (2013)
Tribute (2013)
The Best Defense (2013)
Defect (2013) (with Kris DeLake)
Solo for Concert Grand (2013)
Twenty Years Later, By Separation Peak (2013)
Coin of the Realm (2013)
Local Knowledge (2013)
SeniorSource (2013)
Waltzing on a Dancer's Grave (2013)
Blood Trail (2013)
Killing Time (2013)
Skin Deep (2013)
The Dead Line (2013)
Safety Tests (2013)
The Voodoo Project (2013)
What People Leave Behind (2013)
Fumes (2013)
ProtectVision (2013)
Year of the Rat (2013)
Heart Flesh (2013)
Roger, at Sunset (2013)
Trust (2013)
By the Chimney, With Care (2013)
Drinking Games (2013) (with Kris DeLake)
Losing Dolly (2013)
Three Wishes Before A Fire (2013)
Bonding (2014)
Chimera (2014)
The Destroyer (2014)
The Injustice Collector (2014)
A Little Night Music (2014)
Skating in Time (2014)
The Hanging Judge (2014)
Perennials (2014)
Play Like a Girl (2014)
Earth Day (2014)
The Scottish Play (2014)
Dancers Like Children (2014)
Five Starving Cats and a Dead Dog (2014)
Game Testing (2014)
Hollywood Ending (2014)
Shadow Side (2014)
The Young Shall See Visions and the Old Dream Dreams (2014)
Common Sense (2014)
Eating It Too (2014)
One Small Step (2014)
Rick the Robber Baron (2014)
The Silence (2014)
Trial (2014)
When Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone (2014)
Alien Influences: The Short Story (2014)
Living the Legend (2014)
Rose in Dreamland (2014)
Trains (2014)
Uncertainty (2014)
FoL (2014)
Glass Walls (2014)
Heading West (2014)
September at Wall and Broad (2014)
Asset Protection (2014)
Children (2014)
Northern Correspondent (2014)
Notes from the Buffer Zone (2014)
Snapshots (2014)
Chains (2014)
Commute (2014)
Harold Angel (2014)
Inspiration (2014)
Live Performance (2014)
My Real Cousin Ruby (2014)
The Space Between Hope and Dreams (2014)
Sweet Young Things (2014)
Theme and Variations (2014)
Track 61 (2014)
Hearts (2015)
An Incursion of Mice (2015)
Purity Test (2015)
The Best and the Brightest (2015)
Courting Rites (2015)
Voyeuristic Tendencies (2015)
War Cake (2015)
Crossing the River Styx (2015)
Fighting Bob (2015)
Looking for Miriam (2015)
Playing with Reality (2015)
Spaceships in the Desert (2015)
The Streets Where We Live (2015)
The Midbury Lake Incident (2015)
Children of the Night (2015)
Rats (2015)
Christmas Eve at the Exit (2015)
Midnight Trains (2015)
Embedded (2016)
After the Wedding (2016)
Handfast (2016)
The Last Surviving Gondola Widow (2016)
Primitive Area (2016)
Night of the Dancing Champions (2016)
The First Step (2016)
The Island of Lost Priests (2016)
The Most Recent Madame Fortuna (2016)
Salem Week (2016)
Fashion and the Snarkmeisters (2017)
Petra and the Blue Goo (2017)

Short Stories
Series contributed to
Uncollected Anthology
3. Heartspells (2016) (with Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Michele Lang, Annie Reed and Leslie Claire Walker)
4. Portals & Passageways (2016) (with JC Andrijeski, Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Annie Reed and Leslie Claire Walker)
11. Helmie (2017)
13. At The Crossroads (2017)
Uncollected Anthology: Year 1 (2016) (with JC Andrijeski, Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Michele Lang, Annie Reed and Leslie Claire Walker)
The Bewitching Love Bundle (2017) (with Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Michele Lang, Lisa Silverthorne, Leslie Claire Walker and Stephanie Writt)
Fabulous Familiars (2017) (with Valerie Brook, Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Michele Lang and Rebecca M Senese)
Disrupt Magic (2017)
Spells Gone Awry (2017) (with Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Steven Mohan Jr, Michele Lang, Annie Reed, Rebecca M Senese and Stephanie Writt)
Mystical Melodies (2017) (with Brigid Collins, Leah R Cutter, Dayle A Dermatis, Annie Reed, Rebecca M Senese, Leslie Claire Walker and Stephanie Writt)

Anthologies edited

Non fiction

Anthologies containing stories by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Short stories
Story Child (1990)Nebula Awards (nominee)
A Time For Every Purpose (1990)Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Gallery of His Dreams [short story] (1991)Hugo (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
Waltzing on a Dancer's Grave (1991)
Hide and Seek (1992)
Mists (1992) (with Dean Wesley Smith)
Chameleon (1993)
Ghosts of Christmas Present (1993)
Model Lover (1993) (with Dean Wesley Smith)
The Unknown Soldier (1993)
ApocalypseCon (1994)
Elvis at the White House (1994)
Jealous Gods (1994)
Monuments to the Dead [short story] (1994)
The Beautiful, the Damned (1995)
Changeling (1995)
Spirit Guides (1995)
Victims [short story] (1995)
Familiar Territory [short story] (1997)
Fit to Print (1997)
Stomping Mad [short story] (1997)
Coolhunting [short story] (1998)
Echea [short story] (1998)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
The One That Got Away [short story] (1998)
Reflections On Life And Death [short story] (1998)
Something Blue (1998)
What Fluffy Knew [short story] (1998)
Blind [short story] (1999)
The Great Negotiator (1999)
Relics (1999)
Strange Creatures [short story] (1999)
Alliances (2000)
Burial Detail (2000)
Dreamlike States (2000)
Full Circle (2000) (with Mike Resnick)
Millennium Babies [short story] (2000)
Tribute (2001)

John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (1989) : Sing
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1990) : Phantom
John W. Campbell Best New Author winner (1990)
John W. Campbell Best Book winner (1990) : Sing
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1990) : Fast Cars
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1991) : Story Child
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1991) : A Time For Every Purpose
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1992) : The Gallery of His Dreams [short story]
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1992) : The Gallery of His Dreams [short story]
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1995) : Alien Influences
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1999) : Echea [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1999) : Echea [short story]

Kristine Kathryn Rusch recommends
Imposter (1997)
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"Freireich brings a feeling of wonder back to science fiction."
The Border
The Border (1999)
Marina Fitch
"Marina Fitch is one of our best contemporary fantasist."
Eccentric Circles
Eccentric Circles (2001)
Rebecca Lickiss
"A delight. Rebecca Lickiss is a strong new voice."

Harbinger (2009)
Jack Skillingstead
"Jack Skillingstead's fiction always delights and surprises."

Heart of the Exiled (2011)
(Blood of the Kindred, book 2)
Pati Nagle
"Pati Nagle has been one of fantasy's best-kept secrets. She takes us places no one else can."

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